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Who We AreThe UNC Asheville-UNC Gillings Master of Public Health (MPH) is an MPH degree program offered jointly by both UNC Asheville and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on the campus of the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, N.C.
What You’ll LearnThe joint MPH degree is a full-time course of study requiring 30 to 40 hours a week of dedicated time. Courses include on-site classes one day per week as well as asynchronous online lectures and other activities. This program can be completed in four semesters, with a practicum experience in the summer. Graduates will receive a single diploma issued by both institutions, UNC Asheville and the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Graduates will be prepared to step into leadership roles in all systems that impact health, including local and state agencies and community-based organizations.
About Our ConcentrationThe concentration in Place-Based Health centers people and their communities as the catalyst for transforming systems to promote wellbeing for all. The joint MPH program features small cohorts of up to 24 students, case and community-based activities, and instruction by interdisciplinary faculty and community practitioners who bring real-world experience to the classroom.
University of North Carolina Asheville and UNC Chapel Hill are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the MPH degree. The UNC Asheville-UNC Gillings MPH Program is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).